ARTICLE I – GENERALLY

          26-1-1        SALE OF CIGARETTES OR TOBACCO TO MINORS.  No minor under eighteen (18) years of age shall buy any cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco or tobacco in any of its forms.  No person shall sell, buy for, distribute samples of or furnish any cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco or tobacco in any of its forms, to any minor under eighteen (18) years of age.

For the purpose of this Section, “smokeless tobacco” is defined in Section 26-1-2(A).

          (A)               Tobacco products listed above may be sold through a vending machine only in the following locations:

                    (1)     Factories, businesses, office, private clubs, and other places not open to the general public.

                    (2)     Places to which minors under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted access.

                    (3)     Places where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed on the premises.

                    (4)     Places where the vending machine is under the direct supervision of the owner of the establishment or an employee over eighteen (18) years of age.  The sale of tobacco products from a vending machine under direct supervision of the owner or an employee of the establishment is considered a sale of tobacco products by that person.  As used in this Section, “direct supervision” means that the owner or employee has an unimpeded line of sight to the vending machine.

                    (5)     Places where the vending machine can only be operated by the owner or an employee over age eighteen (18) either directly or through a remote control device if the device is inaccessible to all customers.

(See 720 ILCS Sec. 675/1) 

          26-1-2        SMOKELESS TOBACCO.

          (A)               Definition.  For the purposes of this Section, the term “smokeless tobacco” means any finely cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the oral cavity.

          (B)               Sales of Smokeless Tobacco Products to Persons Under Eighteen (18).  No person shall sell any smokeless tobacco product to any person under the age of eighteen (18).

          (C)               Distribution.  No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed to any person under the age of eighteen (18), without charge or at a nominal cost, any smokeless tobacco product.  (See 720 ILCS Sec. 680-1 et seq.) 

          26-1-3        AID IN ESCAPE.  It shall be unlawful to rescue or attempt to rescue or shall abet or encourage the rescue or escape of any person from the custody of any officer or other person legally having him in charge, or shall molest or interfere with any officer or other person so legally having him in charge, or shall, in any manner, aid, abet or encourage the rescue or the attempt to escape from any person legally committed thereto, or shall supply or attempt to supply any such person with any weapon or with any implement or means whereby an escape might be affected, or with any intoxicating liquors, drugs or other article(s) without the consent of the officer in charge. (See 720 ILCS Sec. 5/31-7)

          26-1-4        RENTING PREMISES FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSES.  It shall be unlawful for any person to rent, use, or allow to be used, any building or property owned by him, for any purpose whereby riotous or disorderly persons are gathered.

          26-1-5        AID TO AN OFFENSE. It shall be unlawful for any person, in any way or manner, to aid, abet, counsel, advise or encourage any other person in the commission of any of the acts mentioned herein or in any manner encourage the commission of such offense hereby defined.

          26-1-6        POSTING BILLS. It shall be unlawful for any person to paste, post, paint, print or nail any handbill, sign, poster, advertisement, or notice of any kind on any curbstone, flagstone, or any other portion or part of any sidewalk, or upon any tree, lamppost, utility pole, hydrant, or upon any private wall, door, or gate without the consent, in writing, of the owner of the wall, door or gate; provided, however, that this Section shall not prevent posting by proper County and County officials of election signs, polling place signs and other signs or placards necessary under the law to the conduct of elections, except they may not be attached to a tree.

          26-1-7        GAMES IN STREET.  No person shall, upon any County road, fly any kite or play any game of ball or engage in any amusement or practice having a tendency to injure or annoy any person passing in the streets or on the sidewalks. 

          26-1-8        ABANDONED REFRIGERATORS OR ICEBOXES.  It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon or discard in any place accessible to children any refrigerator, icebox or ice chest, of a capacity of one and one-half (1 1/2) cubic feet or more, which has an attached lid or door which may be opened or fastened shut by means of an attached latch.  The owner, lessee, or manager of such place, who knowingly permits such abandoned or discarded refrigerator, icebox or ice chest to remain there in such condition, shall be guilty of violating this Code.  (See 720 ILCS Sec. 505/1) 

          26-1-9        THEFT OF RECYCLABLES UNLAWFUL.  It shall be unlawful for any person to collect, obtain, possess or pickup any recyclable item(s) from any receptacle or collection point where service is provided by an authorized waste hauler licensed by the municipality or from any specified recycling center within the County limits unless said person is acting as an agent for the County or acting as an agent for a waste hauler licensed by the County.

          26-1-10      THROWING OBJECTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES.  It shall be unlawful for any person occupying or driving a motor vehicle, whether moving or not, to shoot, throw, cast, launch or drop any object, liquid or substance at any person, animal or structure, wherein the possibility of harm, injury or damage may occur as a result of these actions.

The driver and/or all passengers shall be, upon conviction, fined in accordance with the provisions of the County Code and shall be liable for all damage, injury or harm caused by the activity. 

          26-1-11      DEPOSITING OF SNOW AND ICE RESTRICTED.  No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow and ice on or against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk, roadway, or loading or unloading areas of a public transportation system, except that snow and ice may be windrowed on curbs incident to the cleaning of sidewalks in business districts.

          26-1-12      CURFEW HOURS FOR MINORS.

          (A)               Definitions.  Whenever used in this Section.

                    (1)     “Curfew hours” means:

                              (a)      11:00 P.M. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday until 6:00 A.M. of the following day; and

                              (b)     12:01 A.M. until 6:00 A.M. on Saturday; and

                              (c)      12:01 A.M. until 6:00 A.M. on Sunday.

                    (2)     “Emergency” means an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action.  The term includes, but is not limited to, a fire, a
natural disaster, an automobile accident, or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury or loss of life.

                    (3)     “Establishment” means any privately-owned place of business operated for a profit to which the public is invited, including but not limited to, any place of amusement or entertainment.

                    (4)     “Guardian” means:

                              (a)      A person who, under court order, is the guardian of the person of a minor; or

                              (b)     A public or private agency with whom a minor has been placed by a court.

                    (5)     “Minor” means any person under eighteen (18) years of age.

                    (6)     “Operator” means any individual, firm, association, partnership, or corporation operating, managing, or conducting any establishment.  The term includes the members or partners of an association or partnership and the officers of a corporation.

                    (7)     “Parent” means a person who is:

                              (a)      A natural parent, adoptive parent, or stepparent of another person; or

                              (b)     At least twenty-one (21) years of age and authorized by a parent or guardian to have the care and custody of a minor.

                    (8)     “Public Place” means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities and shops.

                    (9)     “Remain” means to:

                              (a)      linger or stay; or

                              (b)     fail to leave premises when requested to do so by a police officer or the owner, operator or other person in control of the premises.

                    (10)    “Serious bodily injury” means bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

          (B)               Offenses.

                    (1)     A minor commits an offense if he remains in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the County during curfew hours.

                    (2)     A parent or guardian of a minor commits an offense if he knowingly permits, or by insufficient control allows, the minor to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the County during curfew hours.

                    (3)     The owner, operator or any employee of an establishment commits an offense if he knowingly allows a minor to remain upon the premises of the establishment during curfew hours.

          (C)               Defenses.

                    (1)     It is a defense to prosecution under subsection (B) that the minor was:

                              (a)      Accompanied by the minor’s parent or guardian;

                              (b)     On an errand at the direction of the minor’s parent or guardian, without any detour or stop;

                              (c)      In a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;

                              (d)     Engaged in an employment activity, or going to or returning home from an employment activity, without any detour or stop;

                              (e)      Involved in an emergency;

                              (f)      On the sidewalk abutting the minor’s residence or abutting the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the police department about the minor’s presence;

                              (g)     Attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the County, a civil organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor, or going to or returning home from, without any detour or stop, an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the County, a civic organization or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor;

                              (h)     Exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise or religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or

                              (i)      Married or had been married or is an emancipated minor under the Emancipation or Mature Minors Act, as amended.

                    (2)     It is a defense to prosecution under subsection (B)(3) that the owner, operator, or employee of an establishment promptly notified the police department that a minor was present on the premises of the establishment during curfew hours and refused to leave.

          (D)               Enforcement.  Before taking any enforcement action under this Section, a police officer shall ask the apparent offender’s age and reason for being in the public place.  The officer shall not issue a citation or make an arrest under this Section unless the officer reasonably believes that an offense has occurred and that, based on any response and other circumstances, no defense in subsection (C) is present.  (See 65 ILCS 5/11-1-5 and 720 ILCS 555/1)

          (E)               Penalty.  Any person or persons convicted of a violation of this Section shall be fined, upon conviction, not less than:

                    (1)     Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for an initial violation of this Section;

                    (2)     One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for a second violation of this Section;

                    (3)     Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for all subsequent violations of this Section.

          26-1-13      SANCTITY OF FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICES.  It shall be unlawful for a person to violate any of the following provisions of this Section:

          (A)               Engaging in any loud protest of signing, chanting, whistling or yelling with, or without, noise amplification including but not limited to bullhorns, auto horns and microphones within three hundred (300) feet of any entrance of a facility being used for a funeral or memorial service at any time during the period starting thirty (30) minutes before any funeral or memorial service is scheduled to begin and ending thirty (30) minutes after the funeral or memorial service terminates; or

          (B)               Displaying any visual images that convey fighting words, actual or veiled threats against any other person within three hundred (300) feet of any entrance of a facility being used for a funeral or memorial service at any time during the period starting thirty (30) minutes before any funeral or memorial service is scheduled to begin and ending thirty (30) minutes after the funeral or memorial service terminates; or

          (C)               Blocking access to any facility being used for a funeral or memorial service at any time during the period starting thirty (30) minutes before any funeral or memorial service is scheduled to begin and ending thirty (30) minutes after the funeral or memorial service terminates; or

          (D)               Ending in a directed protest march or picket at any public location within three hundred (300) feet of any entrance of a facility being used for a funeral or memorial service at any time during the period starting thirty (30) minutes before any funeral or memorial service is scheduled to begin and ending thirty (30) minutes after the funeral or memorial service terminates.

          26-1-14      USE OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE IN OUTDOOR LOCATIONS PROHIBITED.

          (A)               Upholstered or other furniture designed or manufactured primarily for indoor use shall not be used or allowed to remain:

                    (1)     on unenclosed exterior porches or balconies;

                    (2)     in an open area on private property exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

          (B)               It shall not be a defense to said prohibition that such furniture is covered by plastic cover, or other tarpaulin, canvas or sheeting.

          (C)               This prohibition shall not apply to the following:

                    (1)     wood, metal, or plastic furniture;

                    (2)     outdoor patio furniture with weather-resistant cushions;

                    (3)     upholstered furniture designated for prepaid special pickup or delivery by public or private hauler, provided that such remain outdoors for a period not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours.